As the star of TV's reigning guilty pleasure, "Gossip Girl," Blake Lively is firm about the show's supposed influence on its target audience.
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A few years ago, Kenny Ortega had his agent hunt around for a cable telepic for him to direct. He wasn't looking for anything too high profile, just a good script that would let him show off his…
The hoopla surrounding the "High School Musical" phenomenon has focused on the hard-working onscreen performers, often overlooking the talents of the series' director, Kenny Ortega, in the process…
Wherever Kenny Ortega goes -- be it a soccer stadium in Buenos Aires, an orphanage in Kenya or just to visit his 3-year-old goddaughter in Northern California -- he encounters kids and parents who…
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